Erma was born in Little Rock, Arkansas September 18, 1935 to the union of Elaxter and Ethel Roddy. She married Warren Lewis in 1955 in Mississippi, and later gave birth to their son Joe Lewis. To know this Gary, Indiana resident was to love her. And, nothing could come between Erma's love for her son, her 9 grandchildren, and 11 great-grand. Erma was preceded in death by her parents, husband Warren, and son Joe; Sisters Agnes, Nettie, Emma Jean, and brothers; JB, Luther, Chester, Stanley, Elaxter, and CJ. Left to honor her life and cherish her memory are her grand and great-grandchildren; siblings Essie, Ethel, Emma Wright, Joe Willie, a host of nieces and nephews; and daughter-in-law Darlene Kelley. Erma Lewis, a faithful servant of the Lord has been promoted to glory. Visitation Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9 to 11:00am with funeral services immediately following at the St. Paul Baptist Church, 2300 Grant St. Pastor Howard Carter. Rev. Dwight Mobley, Officiating.